16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the Lord is giving you. 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. (Deuteronomy 11:16 – 21)
As a reminder, the theme for our 40 days journey this year is A World in Need. We kicked things off last week with a Group Study considering the role we should play as salt and light. Starting today, we turn our attention to the Spiritual Disciplines, and Bible Study will be the first Discipline we focus on. Over the next three days, we will focus on the relationship between Bible Study and a world in need.
With advancements in technology, there is an answer offered for almost every conceivable question on YouTube, Facebook, podcasts, Wikipedia or other platforms. Who needs the Bible when you have those resources plus Google, Alexa or Siri? I would argue that because of the ease of access to a multitude of often competing voices, the world has never needed Bible studying Christians more.
Please read the passage above and answer the question below.
Note the powerful commands in verses 18 – 20 of the passage above. What methods of Bible Study do you employ to treat God’s word with the priority conveyed in the passage?